Horsham Boys

DESCRIPTION: Jarvis and James go to the pub and treat all the local low-lifes to drink, in the hope of buying their votes for Jarvis in the Parliamentary election. The rogues drink and smoke with the voters all night; the singer remonstrates with his fellow citizens
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 ("A Parliamentary History of Horsham, 1295-1885" by William Albury)
KEYWORDS: drink political
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1847 - John Jarvis stands for Parliament
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
RECORDINGS:
Tony Wales, "Horsham Boys" (on TWales1)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Buffalo Gals" (tune)
File: RcHorBoy

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